Author: MaryAnn Alderfer

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Paper Cut-outs with Henri Matisse

During the month of February our Monday posts have all been about creating fabulous art!  So far we’ve looked at Seurat and Van Gogh, and Wassily Kandinsky. Today we are learning about Henri Matisse.  Matisse...

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Irish Potatoes

If you’ve found your way to this post expecting a recipe for something yummy to serve with roasted chicken, you are out of luck.  Irish Potatoes aren’t actually potatoes, and they’re probably not Irish...

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MaryAnn’s Love Story: A Changed Heart

In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, and in an effort to share more about our own stories here on Play Eat Grow, we are each writing about how we met our husbands.  ...

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Georges Seurat – Painting in Pointillism

Welcome to Artist Month at Play Eat Grow! For the next few Mondays, we will each be teaching our kids about a famous artist, and then creating some fabulous art in the same style....

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{Review} ThinkFun Stratos Spheres

My kids love to play games, and more often than not, they choose one of our great ThinkFun games!  Stratos Spheres is a new two-player strategy game from ThinkFun.  It takes the idea of...

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Valentine’s Day Papercraft

Have you ever been sitting around with the kids and get the idea to do a seasonal craft, only to discover that you don’t have any of the appropriate supplies on hand?  That was...

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My Story – MaryAnn

As Tiffany, Christina and I talked about our ideas for Play Eat Grow in 2016, one goal is to share a little bit more about our own stories.  So, for our “Grow” posts this...